Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses Responsible Investment as an Opportunity for European Funds

European private equity fund managers are well aware that demonstrating a commitment to responsible investment is becoming an essential component of a smooth and successful fundraising. Regulation is only one of the drivers for that change, but it is an increasingly significant one, and two recent developments are characteristic of the changing regulatory landscape. They also highlight an opportunity for private equity fund managers – many of whom are already focused on ESG (“environmental, social and governance”) considerations when making and managing portfolio investments.

The first development comes from the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC), a body that regulates accountants … Read more